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Slingshot Newsletter for Startups – November 2018

November 6, 2018

HCF Catalyst,  Australia’s leading health tech accelerator re-opens, calling all health innovators 29 Startups involved in the HCF Catalyst Accelerator Program over 3 years 55% of their alumni are still being supported or are in partnership with HCF 93% of their alumni are growing or have been funded Meet some of the HCF Catalyst Alumni: We found doctors make…

Doctors make great entrepreneurs

November 6, 2018

Dr Vijay Paul and Dr Nishanth Krishnananthan had a problem. They were very close to a big issue in medical imaging but had no Startup experience. Their combined experience working in emergency medicine and surgery, across both rural and metro hospitals, had shown them that despite all the advancements in modern medicine, the communication of…

Innovation Labs Don’t Work

October 25, 2018

 By Andy Howard, The Village of Useful | Original Article The last three years have seen Nordstrom, Microsoft, Disney, Target, Coca-Cola, British Airways and The New York Times either close or dramatically downsize their innovation labs. 90% of innovation labs are failing. This is a follow-up to our Business Insider ‘Big corporates should just ditch innovation…

Would Your Company Make the ASX200 ‘Innovation Fund’?

October 25, 2018

 By Andy Howard, The Village of Useful | Original Article High-growth companies aren’t focused on their existing markets. In 2006, ten companies on the NASDAQ were selected in the ‘UX Fund’, a portfolio of companies with market-leading user experience (UX) design. UX is the commercial engine of the Internet and these companies were selected for their…

Get to Yes – Remove the internal roadblocks to corporate innovation

October 25, 2018

 By Andy Howard, The Village of Useful | Original Article The default internal answer to a corporate innovation project is often “no”. Let’s get to “yes”. For an innovative corporate project to launch, let alone succeed, a project must escape unscathed from a maze of sign-offs, department approvals and legacy practices. Anecdotally, way more projects are suffocated by process than see…

6 Startups selected to participate in second government-backed regional ICON Accelerator

October 23, 2018

Newcastle, 2 October 2018 Slingshot has today announced the cohort for the Newcastle-based ICON Accelerator program for regional businesses. Now in its second year, the program has been designed to support small business and entrepreneurs in the Hunter region and beyond. A collaboration between Slingshot, the University of Newcastle and the Department of Industry, Innovation…

Slingshot announces a massive 20 Startups for the second Horizons global travel and tourism accelerator

October 3, 2018

Brisbane, 28 September 2018 Travel and tourism Startups are plentiful but finding the good ones is always a challenge. But not anymore. Last year, Slingshot launched Horizons, a tourism industry accelerator backed by Brisbane Airport Corporation, Amadeus IT and the Queensland Government’s $650 million Advance Queensland initiative. The program was such a success, it opened…

When our clients challenge us, and it’s not what you think…

September 18, 2018

 By Ben Weinberger, Accelerator Development at Slingshot After 15 programs for over a dozen tier one corporate partners we have firmly proven the theory that Startups connecting with corporates are a valuable part of a corporate innovation strategy. Our clients now have new products, new investments, a more agile view on their own business and…

Slingshot Newsletter for Corporate Innovators – August 2018

August 28, 2018

Caltex Spark Accelerator announces outcomes with 75% of their Startups reaching a commercial deal or pilot.

Slingshot Newsletter for Startups – August 2018

August 15, 2018

Are you a travel, tourism, entertainment or leisure based Startup looking to scale globally? Backed by the QLD Government and Amadeus, Slingshot is running a Brisbane and Cairns based accelerator. Just 4 days left to apply, is this for you? Horizons Accelerator Calling all regional Startups! Slingshot is coming to Newcastle and is looking for all…



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